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Monthly Archives: January 2013

ImageI’m a big fan of quick and easy recipes, and this one definitely fits in that category. Not only is it quick and easy, but tastes great. I manipulated it a tiny bit and made it more my style too, and it turned out perfect. These cookies are airy and light, and literally melt in your mouth. They taste awesome. The recipe leaves a lot of room for manipulation as well, so if you aren’t a butter toffee person, you can definitely tweak it into what you want it to be. It’s only 3 or so ingredients, depending upon what you like or what you want to add. 

You will need;

  • box of cake batter of your choice (i used yellow butter cake)
  • 8 oz tub of cool whip, thawed
  • 2 eggs
  • additional ingredients depend on what you want to make. With the yellow butter cake, i used english toffee chips because I wanted a butter toffee flavored cookie. You could use a chocolate cake and put in chocolate chips, or even chopped nuts or fruit.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix until well combined. The dough will be thick, and sticky.. I used a spoon to distribute the dough onto the cookie sheet, and kept my hands slightly wet so that the dough didn’t stick to them. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes, remove and allow to cool. I sprinkled a little powdered sugar on top of mine for decoration. 

If you need a quick dessert, or just feel like baking something simple, that has lots of different variations, this would be the one! Turned out excellent.


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This is by far the simplest recipe I’ve made in a while. It’s quick, it’s easy, only requires 4 ingredients, and is ready in less than two hours. Easy to make in a pinch if you need a dessert for a party, work meeting, anything really. This would even work for a child’s birthday party!

You only need;

  • 2 cups yellow cake mix (I used the funfetti cake mix)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 stick of butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup of milk

In a microwave safe bowl, combine the confectioners sugar and the cake mix until blended. Then add the stick of butter and the milk, do NOT stir, and place in the microwave for 2 minutes. When done, remove and immediately stir the ingredients together until well blended. It will look like cake mix at this point.

Next, place in a greased pan and place into the fridge for 1 hour to set. Remove after the 1 hour, and cut into squares.

!!! Simple as that. WOW. What an easy recipe. Tastes good too. Why not surprise your family with this little treat one night. Doesn’t take much time at all. Or, put it on a pretty plate, wrap in cellophane, tie a bow around it, and give as a gift!


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Ultimately, my new years resolution this year, was simply to not have a new years resolution at all. But…then I got to thinking and realized that it has been forever since I updated my blog here…and with the fact that pinterest has absolutely sucked me in with their thousands of amazing recipes, I thought that maybe I could start updating more and doing reviews on popular recipes. So…here’s to 2013, and hoping that I can keep my duckies in a row a bit better.

As some of you who know me personally already know, I’m getting married sometime in the next year. Not sure exactly when as we are still ironing out the details with family and friends, but sometime in 2013. I want to be able to have a large compilation of recipes that I can just jump online and grab for an easy meal. My soon to be husband loves food, loves cooking, and especially loves finding new recipes and testing them. I’m hoping that he and I, together, can develop this blog not just for ourselves, but for other families like ours to use to make their lives a little simpler. We love good food, but we also love being able to relax and have fun. So, simple but excellent recipes is what you should expect to find here. And, if you like us, pass the word on, share our blog with a friend of yours. That would be wonderful. My soon to be hubby has a wonderful 4 year old daughter from a prior relationship, so a lot of our recipes and foods are kid friendly as well. Granted, she is not a very picky eater, but I will do my best to get some simple, kid friendly recipes on here for moms with finicky kids. I’ve watched many of my friends and family members deal with kids who won’t eat anything green, squishy, or anything that smells funny…so I truly understand.

Also, side note, I created an about.me page so that people can just quickly get a feel for who I am…even though there really isn’t much space there to elaborate on myself…easiest just to get to know me. Anyone is welcome to follow me on pinterest, facebook, instagram, anywhere I have an account really. New friends are always gladly accepted.

So, with all that in mind, Happy 2013! Happy Cooking and Happy Adventuring!